Options Program


Options Overview

Options is Smith & Nephew's educational commitment to helping healthcare practitioners choose the most cost effective treatment protocols. By referring to our materials, healthcare professionals can apply their own knowledge and experience in accurately assessing and successfully managing wounds of all types and sizes


Programs

Our programs are available for formal presentation as single units, or in combination with our Clinical Education Managers to augment the knowledge of your staff. Each reimbursement and clinical program provides a specified number of contact hours.


Educational Module Objectives

021 Lower Leg Ulcer Skills Lab

  • Demonstrate the procedure to measure ABI of an extremity to assess arterial perfusion.
  • Apply a four-layer bandage.

024 Anatomy and Physiology of Human Skin

  • List five functions of human skin
  • Identify the three major layers of human skin and briefly discuss their functions.
  • Describe the three phases of wound healing.

025 Prevention and Early Intervention of Pressure Ulcers

  • Identify the four target goals of Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention Guideline.
  • Identify four interventions to improve tissue tolerance.
  • Identify five interventions to protect against external mechanical forces.

026 Factors Affecting Wound Healing

  • State four extrinsic factors that affect wound healing.
  • State two intrinsic factors that affect wound healing.
  • Identify four types of wound debridement.

027 Assessment and Documentation of Wounds

  • Identify the nursing responsibilities of nursing assessments of patients with chronic wounds.
  • List six elements to include when documenting wound assessment.
  • Discuss the clinical importance and legal implications of proper documentation.

028 Mechanical Loading and Support Surfaces

  • Describe the goals in providing support surfaces for mechanical loading.
  • Identify five interventions to protect the shin against external mechanical forces.
  • List three characteristics in selecting a support surface.

029 Choices in Wound Care Products

  • State three factors that influence dressing selection.
  • Identify the generic dressing categories for topical wound therapy.
  • Describe the mechanism of action for wound closure by each dressing category.

030 The Challenge of Lower Extremity Ulcers

  • Distinguish the pathophysiology and risk factors associated with peripheral arterial disease vs. venous disease.
  • Describe the assessment parameters and distinguishing characteristics for arterial and venous disease.
  • Describe two noninvasive diagnostic studies used to evaluate vascular disease.
  • Distinguish between the clinical management of arterial vs. venous ulcers.

031 Diabetic Foot Ulcer and Prevention

  • Identify four contributing factors to a diabetic foot ulcer.
  • Describe the major components to the pathophysiology of a diabetic foot ulcer.
  • Describe the clinical management of a diabetic foot ulcer.

032 Lower Leg Ulcers: Case Reviews

  • State three assessment questions for a patient with a lower extremity ulcer.
  • Discuss the characteristics of arterial, venous and neuropathic disease.

033 BBA 97: The Impact on Wound Care

  • Define the changes that the Balanced Budget Act 97 will have on the LTC Industry.
  • Define and outline documentation guidelines for successful wound management, clinically and financially.
  • Identify wound management reimbursement under PPS, Consolidated Billing and Managed Care and the opportunity for success, both clinically and financially.

034 AHCPR Guideline: Pressure Ulcer Treatment

  • Identify four of the six recommended components to pressure ulcer treatment.
  • List three criteria in selecting a wound dressing.
  • Name two interventions for management of bacterial colonization and infection.

035 Changes in Government Payment for Home Care

  • Identify two changes in Government reimbursement for Home Care.
  • Describe how these changes in reimbursement will affect patient home care visits and treatment options.
  • Name two tactics that will assist agencies in effective handling of wound care patients.

036 Four-Hour Options Program

  • Identify 4 intrinsic and 4 extrinsic factors that impair healing.
  • State 6 interventions for the prevention of pressure ulcers.
  • State the purpose and criteria for a comprehensive wound assessment.
  • Describe 5 generic dressing categories and the clinical indications.

037 Six-Hour Options Program

  • Describe the structure, function and mechanisms for healing of the human skin.
  • Identify 4 intrinsic and 4 extrinsic factors that impair healing. · State 6 interventions for the prevention of pressure ulcers.
  • State the purpose and criteria for a comprehensive wound assessment.
  • Describe 5 generic dressing categories and the clinical indications.
  • Identify the major criteria for the diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity ulcers.

038 Assessment and Treatment of Arterial and Venous Ulcers

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of arterial and venous disease.
  • Describe the distinguishing characteristics of arterial and venous ulcers.
  • Distinguish between the treatment of arterial versus venous ulcers.

039 An Overview of Lower Leg Ulcers: Arterial, Venous and Diabetic

  • State the basic pathophysiology of arterial, venous and diabetic foot ulcers.
  • Describe the distinguishing characteristics of arterial, venous and diabetic ulcers.
  • Discuss the major treatment objectives for arterial, venous and diabetic foot ulcers.